ZOEVA – SPECTRUM PALETTE – Contour Spectrum

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An awesome starter palette for contouring.

I’ve been looking for a powder contour palette that can easily fit in my bag for on the go contouring, so after my brilliant experience with the Zoeva Blush palette I decided to grab this one!

This contour has two brown shades for contouring, a yellow setting powder for brightening and a pearlescent champagne highlight. The powders are all very pigmented and easy to blend with a brush or a sponge, giving good coverage and depth. The dark brown contouring shades have a warm and cool tone so you’re able to mix and match them to suit your complexion.

The only gripe I have with this palette is that the lighter shade is very sparkly so its best to use as a “glow” highlight rather than a contouring base highlight. This means that I can’t just carry this in my bag for all my contour needs as I still need a lighter matte powder shade.

Bottom Line: Good for a basic contour shade, but if you want to have one definitive palette for contouring, look elsewhere….

Price: £15 at BeautyBay.com.

Rating: ***

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Anastasia Beverly Hills – Cream Contour Kit – Fair

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An easy blend-able contour kit that is perfect for all different contoured looks from slightly sun-kissed to deeply bronzed.

This is my first ever high-end contour kit, and it is now a staple for all of my foundation and contour needs. I decided to get the kit in fair, to ensure that it isn’t too dark as I rarely do strong contouring for my daily MOTD.

This kit comes with six shades, meaning you can blend the shades for the perfect match;

  • Soft Light – Great for highlighting.
  • Lustre – Perfect for strobing.
  • Fair – Great for concealing.
  • Fawn – Ideal for contouring.
  • Shadow – Designed for shading.
  • Mink – Provides the ultimate shading and definition.

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The cream consistency makes it incredibly easy to blend, allowing you to create a build-able contour for whatever your style. It isn’t oily to apply, and doesn’t oxidise – meaning the colours stay the correct shade and doesn’t turn you into a bright orange oompa-loompa!

There is a lot of product in the pans – which makes it feel good value for money, and these kits come in various shades to match any skin tone.

Bottom Line: Amazing quality and value – a little goes a long way!

Price: £39 at BeautyBay.com.

Rating: *****